Boston University's (BU) roots date back to 1839 with the establishment of Newbury Biblical Institute, which later became the School of Theology, the first school of Boston University. In 1867, it became the first university to accept women into all of its divisions. The university charter was established two years later. Alexander Graham Bell, the man credited with creating the telephone, gave his first lecture in 1873, for the School of Oratory. In the same year, the School of Medicine was established and became the first university to admit women to a medical college. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell showcased his invention with a public demonstration from his office in Boston University. Professor Bell is not the only notable former professor at BU, William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, lectured at the School of Law from 1918 to 1921. Notable graduates of Boston University include Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and actresses Julianne Moore and Geena Davis.
With two campuses in Boston, BU today has over 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 7,800 of them being international students who come from over 130 countries. There are over 450 student clubs at BU, and 32 cultural groups that represent the diverse community of BU.
- Minimum GPA 3.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
- Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
- Minimum ACT 26